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Dialogue and culture [electronic resource] / edited by Marion Grein, Edda Weigand.

Contributor(s): Grein, Marion, 1966- | Weigand, Edda.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Dialogue studies: v. 1.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., c2007Description: 1 online resource (xi, 262 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027291271 (electronic bk.); 9027291276 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Language and culture | Biolinguistics | Dialogue analysis | Intercultural communication | Speech acts (Linguistics) | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics | Culturele verschillen | Dialogen | Interculturele communicatieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dialogue and culture.DDC classification: 306.44 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Dialogue and Culture; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Preface to the Series; Table of Contents; Introduction; I. Language, Biology and Culture; Minds in Uniform; The Sociobiology of Language; II. Theoretical Positions; Some General Thoughts about Linguistic Typology and Dialogue Linguistics; Intercultural Dialogue and Academic Discourse; The Speech Act of Refusal within the Minimal Action Game; Gestural Regulators in French, Japanese and American English Dialogues; Quantity Scales; III. Empirically Oriented Studies of the 'Mixed Game'; Dialogue Interpreting as Intercultural Mediation.
Summary: The volume deals with the relationship between language, dialogue, human nature and culture by focusing on an approach that considers culture to be a crucial component of dialogic interaction. Part I refers to the so-called 'language instinct debate' between nativists and empiricists and introduces a mediating position that regards language and dialogue as determined by both human nature and culture. This sets the framework for the contributions of Part II which propose varying theoretical positions on how to address the ways in which culture influences dialogue. Part III presents more empiric.
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Dialogue and Culture; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Preface to the Series; Table of Contents; Introduction; I. Language, Biology and Culture; Minds in Uniform; The Sociobiology of Language; II. Theoretical Positions; Some General Thoughts about Linguistic Typology and Dialogue Linguistics; Intercultural Dialogue and Academic Discourse; The Speech Act of Refusal within the Minimal Action Game; Gestural Regulators in French, Japanese and American English Dialogues; Quantity Scales; III. Empirically Oriented Studies of the 'Mixed Game'; Dialogue Interpreting as Intercultural Mediation.

The volume deals with the relationship between language, dialogue, human nature and culture by focusing on an approach that considers culture to be a crucial component of dialogic interaction. Part I refers to the so-called 'language instinct debate' between nativists and empiricists and introduces a mediating position that regards language and dialogue as determined by both human nature and culture. This sets the framework for the contributions of Part II which propose varying theoretical positions on how to address the ways in which culture influences dialogue. Part III presents more empiric.

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